In its meetings of 14 July and 21 September 2010, the EIB Board of Directors approved the proposal for the establishment of a multi-purpose and multi-sectoral fund, the Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance Trust Fund (the "EPTATF").
The EIB Group is committed to remaining a key pillar of the EU architecture to stimulate productive investment for growth and employment. Group support amounted to EUR 28.1 billion of new finance committed, while at the same time some 290 000 small businesses were reached during 2014, employing some 3.9 million people worldwide.
The EIB Group has a long track record in microfinance both within and outside the European Union. We help leading microfinance providers, investment fund managers and other stakeholders to increase sustainable and responsible access to finance for micro and small-sized enterprises.
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